big data

  • Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

    Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

    Salesforce Wave, the data analysis platform that Salesforce.com released last Fall, was originally conceived to visualize Salesforce data, but the company is always tinkering with its products. Today it announced a series of connectors that link Wave with popular big data tools with the idea of bringing external data sources to the platform. Partners include Cloudera, Google, New… Read More

  • Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

    Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

    Rocana (formerly ScalingData) announced $15 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with General Catalyst Partners, Toba Capital and Paul Sagan (former chairman at Akamai and current executive in residence at General Catalyst) also contributing. This round brings the total raised to $19.4 million. Rocana aims to simplify and speed up how companies running large data center… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Azure Data Lake, A Data Repository For Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft Announces Azure Data Lake, A Data Repository For Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft today announced Azure Data Lake, a new data repository for big data analytics workloads, during its Build developer conference keynote. The idea behind Data Lake is — as the name implies — to give developers a single place to store all of their structured and semi-structured data in its native format without having to worry about storage and capacity limitations on… Read More

  • Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

    Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

    Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product “ever”, according to CTO Werner Vogels. Along with input from AWS’s own in-house engineering teams, it… Read More

  • Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Google is launching a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels today. These include the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and… Read More

  • Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata, a company that’s built a platform for managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance, announced a $15M Series B funding round today. The round was led by new investors Wing Venture Partners along with Citi Ventures and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Prior investors Signia Ventures and Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb also participated. Today’s money brings the… Read More

  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

  • Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    The Internet of Things is a term that’s being bandied about with increasing frequency these days. You could think of it as the “cloud” of 2015 — that buzzword that marketers put in absolutely everything because it makes their company sound cool and hip. The Internet of Things in actuality involves a network of smart sensors collecting data. As the sensors grow ever… Read More

  • IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best Jeopardy! champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price. The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives it access to community of over 40,000 AlchemyAPI developers, who are building cognitive… Read More

  • New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, which it links to specific metrics with the goal of improving business performance. It announced $1M in seed funding today. The funding was led by Romulus Capital with contributions from Boston Seed and dunnhumby Ventures. Humanyze… Read More

  • Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal announced today that it was moving three core pieces of its Big Data Suite to open source, while continuing to offer advanced features and support in a commercial version. The three components moving to open source are GemFire, the platform’s in-Memory NoSQL Database, the enterprise SQL on Hadoop component, HAWQ and the suite’s massively parallel processing (MPP)… Read More

  • Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer launched a new cloud service called Datameer Professional today that offers customers a Big Data solution without the hassle of installing, configuring and maintaining it themselves in-house. The goal of this new approach is to put the buying decision into the hands of business units, instead of being mainly driven by IT. Datameer, which launched in 2009, offers big data and… Read More

  • Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose, a big data analytics firm which likens itself to “a real-time Palantir,” referencing its focus on tracking, filtering and analyzing stream data, has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing shows and the company now confirms. The round was led by KPMG Capital, a new fund created by KPMG International to invest in data and analytics globally. Bottlenose… Read More

  • YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem. The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn’t implement these applications, as fast as they could produce them, simply because they lacked the tools to do it. That’s when they… Read More

  • White House Report Sees Potential, Pitfalls Of Big Data

    White House Report Sees Potential, Pitfalls Of Big Data

    A new report released by the White House today outlines the potential and pitfalls of big data in our lives. While there is tremendous economic and social promise from big data, there is also equal prospect for abuse, especially when it comes to privacy and personal data protection. President Obama plans to file several pieces of legislation in the coming months around consumer privacy and… Read More

  • Hockey And Big Data

    Hockey And Big Data

    Hockey is a naturally aggressive sport, and the casual fan has learned to associate it with violence, the kind that makes the daily sports highlight segment on the news. But like other sports, there are subtle nuances to the game that are lost in between the bare-knuckle brawls and bone-jarring hits. Hockey is the ultimate team sport in the regard that players are more than willing to… Read More

  • Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

    Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution. Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, makes use of big data, analytics and the cloud, to help parking managers maximize pricing and availability based on usage patterns and other factors that could affect demand like weather… Read More

  • Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group leading the suit now with 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, marking the first time Facebook will appear in court over the case. The class action covers a number of areas ranging from data use… Read More

  • Rubikloud Raises $7 Million In Funding To Help Retailers Analyze Big Data

    Rubikloud Raises $7 Million In Funding To Help Retailers Analyze Big Data

    More and more retailers are learning the importance of big data and how it can be applied to improve sales, but few have the core expertise to understand how to gather, organize, and to analyze it. To help them do so, Toronto-based startup Rubikloud has raised $7 million in Series A funding from strategic investors. Read More

  • French Startup Dataiku Grabs $3.6M To Continue Developing Big Data Software

    French Startup Dataiku Grabs $3.6M To Continue Developing Big Data Software

    Dataiku, a French startup that makes software to help teams of data scientists process and make sense of big data, announced €3.2M in Series A funding today — that’s approximately $3.6M USD. Alven Capital and Serena Capital jointly led the round. The company’s product is called Data Science Studio, which provides soup-to-nuts services for data science teams. The software… Read More

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